No, Norman Lear isn’t spinning in his grave. He doesn’t even have a grave. Or if he does, he certainly doesn’t roll around in it or anything. The point is, according to Variety, the legendary television writer and producer is actively exploring a somewhat unusual reboot of several of his classic shows with Sony. “There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear explained. “There is a possibility that we’ll do All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Times.” Of course, Lear has considered resurrecting All in the Family in the past, and a retooling of his ’70s single-mom sitcom One Day at a Time debuts on Netflix this very January. However, Lear’s new Sony projects wouldn’t be just any ol’ remakes. As Variety explains, the reboots would “have new actors recreate classic episodes of the shows, working from the original scripts, and package them as short, six-episode anthologies.” Reboots, anthologies, and miniseries in one show? There’s a reason Lear is king.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images